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5 Tips on Lighting Reflection
  
In this short video Andrew delivers 5 tips on using the most user friendly light of all - a light where the source is hidden.

In 3 minutes we will brief you as to how to improve your schemes by gauging the light absorbancy of surfaces and using techniques to layer the illumination of a space.

 

   
 

1. Reflected light illuminates surfaces along it's path - bouncing light off walls and ceilings and using these surfaces as reflectors.
 
2. Light will be absorbed by those surfaces - and by varying degrees. Typically 80% reflectance off a white ceiling, 50% for walls, 25% for a natural coloured floor. These are approximations of course but a guide to help judge the amount of light you need to try and start with.
 
3. Dark and light surfaces - will reflect light at different levels, dark absorbs more light than white surfaces.
 
4. Be careful to watch out for unwanted reflected light - for example reflected light from hidden strips of LED can produce unwanted illumination.
 
5. Layering light - use reflected light on surfaces as a tool to create layers of light. For example consider hiding a floor mounted directional light to uplight onto a ceiling and use the reflected light as the 'source'.
 
 
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